Bumps, scrapes, bruises, bug bites: First-aid kit must-haves

January 30, 2017

It never fails. When there’s bumps, scrapes, bruises or bug bites, and you need a bandage, antiseptic cream, bug bite cream or an ankle wrap, they seem to have disappeared from your medicinal cabinet.

No worries. We have you covered.

You can create your own first aid kit that stands ready to serve. Whether it’s in the bathroom, kitchen, or garage, choose any size container that fits in a space where you can access it quickly and with ease in any area of your home.

What goes into the container?


Below are the must-haves when building your home first aid kit.

  • First-aid manual
  • Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Adhesive bandages in several sizes
  • Elastic bandage
  • A splint
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Soap or antibacterial wash
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
    Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
  • Pain/fever reducers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
  • Tweezers
  • Sharp scissors (for removing clothing or cutting adhesive tape)
  • Safety pins
  • Disposable instant cold packs
  • Calamine lotion
  • Alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
  • Thermometer
  • Plastic non-latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)

First aid kit items can be found at any drug store, pharmacy or grocery store.

If you need medical attention beyond first aid, don’t forget Texas MedClinic can take care of you day and night!  We have 17 convenient locations and select San Antonio locations are open 24 hours.

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